Lacrosse - MS 5/6 Girls
Middle School teams are more developmental in nature and playing on a team offers not only a chance to enjoy the sport, but also a valuable participatory experience for each athlete. This applies to all team members from standouts to substitutes who play a supporting role. In keeping with the Thayer philosophy that athletics are an integral part of a student’s curriculum, students should plan their participation with the help of their advisors – this discussion will help everyone gain a better understanding of each child’s overall school program. All Middle School participants are expected to receive fairly equal playing time over the course of the entire season. All team information is available via www.thayer.org/
William LanaganMr. Lanagan grew up in Burlington, Ma and attended the Belmont Hill School where he played soccer, ice hockey and ran track. He then attended Colby College and majored in Spanish and minored in Education. He also played on both the varsity soccer and varsity hockey teams at Colby.Upon graduation, Mr. Lanagan taught from 1995-2005 at Malden Catholic High School. At MC, Mr. Lanagan was the Head varsity soccer coach for nine years and coached the freshman, junior varsity and varsity ice hockey teams.Mr. Lanagan came to the Thayer Academy Middle School in 2005 as a Middle School Spanish teacher. He also teaches the Introduction to Language to the sixth grade class. At Thayer, Mr. Lanagan has coached the varsity girls hockey team, junior varsity and middle school boys hockey teams. He also coached the varsity boys soccer team, as an assistant, and middle school boys soccer teams. Mr. Lanagan lives in Wilmington with his wife Beth and two sons, Casey and Garrett. Casey is in seventh grade and Garrett is in fourth grade.
Jessica LeaverJess joined the Admissions team in 2008 as an Associate Director. Before working in the Admissions office she worked for two years in Thayer’s Alumni & Development office. Jess is a class of 2000 alum, having attended both the Middle and Upper Schools. She continued her education at Fairfield University where she received a B.A. in communications with a minor in English and journalism. Jess played varsity lacrosse for the Fairfield Stags and was the captain in her senior year. She has coached a number of sports during her time at Thayer at both the Middle and Upper School levels, including soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. She has been a freshman advisor, has served on the Disciplinary Committee, oversees the Middle School tour guide program, and currently is the faculty advisor for the Perfect Pals Club. Jess currently lives in Milton with her husband and three boys. As an alum, and now a staff member in the Thayer community, Jess is passionate about Thayer. She takes great pleasure in meeting future Thayer students and likes to share her experiences with them.